My AME sent my packet in to the FAA on the first of this month, and I was wondering how long I'd need to wait for the FAA to come to a decision. Is it going to be months like I've seen some people say?
Hi Terrence! On average we're seeing about 1-2 months to review first and second class medicals and 3-4 months for third class medicals. It could be longer depending on the condition being reviewed.
Note that the FAA prioritizes those who need the certificate to work over those who fly only recreationally. That's why the turnaround is shorter for First/Second than Third.
Depends on what's at stake. Psychiatry review for example stands a 210 days, currently.
If it's clear cut, as in Cardiologic matters, and you have succesfully filled all the squares, You're looking at 5 weeks from when it appears on their system.
NB: The midlevels @ FAA are all caught up. The docs are about 4,000 cases behind. OKC was shutdown on 10/14 for a software reinstall, and was without power on 10/15, due to thunderstorm damage to the grid.
Thanks for this info, particularly with regards to priority and what is going on in OKC. I was getting pretty frustrated with them. The local FSDO submitted my medical flight test results back in mid August (this is for a FC III) and every time I call, the contractor on the phone just answers with “it is still under review” which isn't much to go off of. So this added context helps.
Thank you for the information - these posts are helpful in understanding a little of what is going on.
Hey Terrence, I just got my medical third class last week it took 13 months, or a marathon